If you are seeking emergency assistance with housing including a need for emergency shelter, legal aid, tenant legal resources, intimate or family violence, or resources for low-income homeowners facing foreclosure see our emergency assistance Resource Guide:

If you are looking for resources on how to find a stable, long-term affordable home, read our Steps to Find Affordable Housing resource and connect with organizations that provide housing to apply for waitlists, get information on Section 8 Housing Vouchers, and more:

If you need emergency food assistance, or rental assistance because of the COVID19 pandemic, see our COVID19 Get Support Page:

Please note that EBHO is not a service provider and does not build or manage affordable housing. If you are seeking emergency housing, please contact 2-1-1 or the organizations on our Our Housing Resources Page.

Data on Inadequate Housing in the East Bay:

Alameda County 2019 Housing Emergency Update

Alameda County 2019 Homelessness Point in Time Count

Contra Costa County 2019 Housing Emergency Update

For more more low-income housing and homelessness news and resources, please visit the websites of our partner organizations:

Bay Area:

The Council of Community Housing Organizations (San Francisco)

EveryOne Home (Alameda County)

The Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County

The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH)



Housing California

California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC)


National Alliance to End Homelessness

National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)

National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)